CANCER/MR. INDEPENDENT

I first tried to fall asleep to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Light Me Up” switched to “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls” & fell asleep to that after a few songs by “The Pretty Reckless”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the newest album “Strum Und Drang”

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I want to be more independent. That’s why I workout everyday of the work week, 1200 crunches a day & whatever else I have energy for. I usually get up at 7:00 am when Kim leaves for work then I either exercise right away so it’s done & out of the way, or I have breakfast first. Usually I workout first. I also eat much healthier than I did before. Breakfast is water, black coffee, a hard boiled egg and a glass of blended fruits & vegetables. Lunch is usually chicken in a wrap with Frank’s Red Hot, crackers & hummus, or just more fruit. Supper is usually something quick, easy, & healthy, or Kim stops at Pita Pit on her way home & I’ll ask for a salad when she calls me. If there’s chocolate or potato chips around, I’ll fight it off for a few days & then eventually succumb to my desire if it’s still here. We try not to have that stuff around. If it’s full of sugar &/or salt, we try not to have it in the house. I figure I’m 36 years old & it’s past the time that I should pay attention to what I eat, & do some exercise anyways.

In a weird round about way surviving cancer turned out to be a pretty good thing for me, other than just being “alive & kicking”. It was a wake up call for me, “HEY, IDIOT! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! THIS IS A SECOND CHANCE! NOT EVERYONE GETS ONE OF THOSE!” With surviving cancer the way I turned out, I have that amount of time to do that.

Nobody needs to worry about me. I’m fine, you’ve all been through this with me & you’re still there if I need help, thank you. Even if it’s just a small thing I need help with you’re all there to help & it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Pre-ordered the new “Tegan & Sara” album “Love You To Death” release on June 3rd

Looks like I won’t be seeing Batman v. Superman in the theater. I’ll just buy it on blu-ray when it’s released. Tonight is it’s last showing in the theater. I don’t leave the house often on weekdays, if at all.

I saw “The Jungle Book” last week instead. The CGI was fantastic, but I saw the Disney cartoon as a child & didn’t care for the story then or last week. I could have not gone to the movie & watched the trailer for the CGI.

Top 10 disappointing albums

Yeah, I’m a fan of the first 2 albums & the recent one by Coldplay.

Another article with Mark Tremonti on his solo project, Alter Bridge, & the future of Creed

http://www.hngn.com/articles/199103/20160511/mark-tremonti-talks-new-album-heavy-melodic-dust-next-alter.htm Creed broke up & then he got really good at guitar!!!

Tegan & Sara on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-tegan-and-sara-perform-lovesick-single-boyfriend-on-fallon-20160511

New Alice Cooper album!!!! Yes please.

http://loudwire.com/original-alice-cooper-band-reunite-new-album/

Here’s a review. However many albums Radiohead has released after “OK Computer”, I just don;t like them. So from now on, for me, until they release something half decent everything gets a D-. They can be FANTASTIC or terrible. I would assume they’re a band doing music for themselves, as they should be.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/album-review-radiohead-a-moon-shaped-pool/

I love his voice, not the music though. If you think “grunge” & metal are depressing, listen to a bleak Radiohead album. I could listen to “The Bends” & “OK Computer” for multiple days at a time along with Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”.

Remember pre-order “Chevelle – The North Corridor” tomorrow.

Yes, I purchase my music from iTunes, because I want to own it. If you prefer streaming music that’s fine with me. It feels more like renting music to me. Sort of like Netflix. I like it but then the series I want to watch or that I’m not done with disappears. I found out that streaming music sites don’t have everything that iTunes has.

New video from Muse

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/muse-search-for-peace-in-the-aftermath-of-war-in-new-video-20160512

Are the writers in Hollywood out of ideas at the moment? There seems to be a lot of reboots/remakes at the moment.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/jack-black-to-join-jumanji-remake-20160511

Believe it or not this has been remade 3 or 4 times.

It’s plain old beer. I prefer beer with more flavour.

http://beaumontdrinks.com/cynical-and-opportunistic-you-dont-know-the-half-of-it/

This link describes how the music industry is at the moment. Canadian groups at the very least are looking for donations? So why should music be free?

http://unisonfund.ca/donate/

Shannon Tweed and Kiss members can argue all they want. Gene Simmons reacted badly to the death of Prince. It’s over & done with. Don’t dwell on the past. Either way Prince can’t be revived.

http://loudwire.com/kiss-paul-stanley-gene-simmons-wife-twitter-prince-death/

Pantera’s over leave it at that.

http://loudwire.com/ride-for-dime-president-steps-down-rita-haney-chairman-board/

Mike McCready, Pearl Jam lead guitar, wants to do a “Temple of the Dog” reunion with Chris Cornell.

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-05-12/mike-mccready-wants-temple-of-the-dog-reunion-with-chris-cornell

The Agonist shared it…

The new Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals “Call it what it is” is really good & quite diverse, reggae, acoustic, rock, pop, etc. Every song is totally different than the last.

Alter Bridge would like to have their album released in September. They’ve just finished recording it or it should be recorded before the weekend is done. Then it will be in the mixing process, followed by the mastering process. Seems like a quick turn around!

This might be good? I’ve never heard their music before. I guess their last release was in 1994? That could be wrong.

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Quiet weekend here. We did see “The Jungle Book” the CGI was cool & well done. I saw the Disney cartoon & the story for me way back when was “Meh……………….OK, I guess”. I’m 36 now, same story the story did nothing for me this time. It’s pretty subjective in the end.

This all comes around to a discussion I had via email with one of the guys that did sound for our band before I was sick. The topic was Garth Brooks playing in Saskatoon later on in June. I turned down the opportunity to see him, Kim & friends of ours are going. Before you jump on me, hear me out. I know of about 3 Garth Brooks songs, & I don’t know all of the lyrics to any of them. I have nothing against him, I’ve heard he puts on a fantastic “show”, I could care less about lights, special effects, pyro, etc. What do you have if you take that or the CGI out of “The Jungle Book”? A story I’m not big on & music I don’t listen to since it’s not my thing. If you want to hear it or see it, that’s cool with me. I’ll stay home save the $70/ticket to Garth Brooks, not spend 2.5 hours in the car, stay home & watch the Toronto Blue Jays lose a game or watch a movie I like.

I’ve been to well over 300 concerts. 2 of them had light shows that impressed me. U2 in Calgary & Tool in Edmonton. Even if they didn’t have light shows I would have enjoyed them. Why? I got the ticket to hear some of my favourite music played live. I didn’t go there for any other reason, nor is that why I go to any show. “What are the special effects going to be like?” “I don’t know or care? That’s not why I bought the ticket”.

I saw U2 on the “Elevation” tour in 2000 or 2001. They came on stage with the arena lights on. No darkness or special effects show started. “Cool, 4 guys just playing music!!!” for all I care the arena lights could have stayed on for the entire show.

So the CGI in “The Jungle Book” is only cool for about 5 minutes if you don’t like the story. Any special effects at a concert, unless you heard about the effects or have seen whoever live before you don’t know what the “show” will be like.

All of that being said, I’m among the minority of people who would have that opinion by far! If that’s your thing, it’s cool with me.

Another Marvel character get’s there own Netflix series!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/netflix-orders-full-season-of-marvels-the-punisher-20160429

AWESOME!!! What Pearl Jam fan doesn’t like “Ten”?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-perform-ten-in-its-entirety-at-philadelphia-concert-20160429#ixzz47GunoC9I

Hahahahahaha! Stephen vs. Stefani

Brian Johnson (singer) leaves AC/DC due to hearing issue

I just saw a photo on Soungarden’s facebook page, the entire caption didn’t fit on the notification. All it said was “Chris & Kim….. I was all “Who took a picture of Kim & I without me knowing? How did Soundgarden get it?” Then I opened it & it was photo of the singer Chris Cornell & the leas guitar player Kim Thayil. Oops.

Paul Rudd & Jimmy Fallon relive their days in “Styx”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-jimmy-fallon-paul-rudd-recreate-absurd-styx-music-video-20160430#ixzz47KYV9LkQ

Here’s the real video Jimmy played multiple times on his show everyday during the week. It was stuck in his head!

Don’t mess with Beyonce or she’ll write a number 1 album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-beyonces-lemonade-stirs-up-number-one-20160501#ixzz47R8ZAx1a

It’s been a weekend of me listening to the 3 albums I preordered from iTunes that showed up at 9:30 pm Thursday, well 2 of them. Then I saw that Ben Harper had released an album on April 8th and grabbed that as well. I couldn’t tell you which of the 3 are better, their all very different, & all very good! “Tremonti” – “Dust”, “Rob Zombie” – “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, & “Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals” – “Call it What it is”

I got the album “Dust” by Tremonti Thursday evening at 9:30 pm. It was number 1 in 5 or 6 European countrys already! It’s quite often I think I need to move to Europe just for the music scene over there?!? I could never live that far away from our families & friends!

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THIS IS A VERY STUPID LAW CAROLINA HAS ADOPTED!

I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “Albatross”

I exercised to…..Nothing at all. I did my crunches yesterday & I just need a break from exercising. I’ve had tunnel vision on exercising. I need to stop & smell the roses! I hope they don’t “…smell like poo, poo, poo….”

Wrong week to take off from exercising! The 2 late night talk shows I record, Jimmy Fallon & Conan are both off this week. I’ll grab my kindle & guitar this week? I can’t watch Ellen Degeneres during the day. I watch that with Kim as soon as she gets home!  I’ll be here as usual & keeping up with the blog & emails, etc.  My body could use a break though!

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I really try to avoid politics in general. The recent law imposed by Carolina is flat out stupid & I’ll never ever understand the need for it. No it doesn’t affect me personally in any way, but it’s flat out LEGAL discrimination. A few years ago I wanted to see a particular show. It was a big name act, I can’t remember who?

I had the presale password & a gift card for the ticket company. Because I’m in a wheelchair, they told my mother over the phone that presale tickets are not allowed for wheelchair seating. They changed their tune & immediately got the manager on the phone when they heard the word “discrimination”!

Monday’s movie review courtesy consequence of sound – The Jungle Book

Pearl Jam canceled a show in North Carolina because of the new law of HB2. I’m sure many people would agree with this decision!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-cancel-raleigh-concert-to-oppose-bathroom-bill-20160418#ixzz46DoLiREu

April 29th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next Friday or 12:00 am Eastern time Thursday night on iTunes!!!!

The Mother on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Doris Roberts, died Monday at the age of 90.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/doris-roberts-everybody-loves-raymond-actress-dead-at-90-20160418#ixzz46EDd877d

Anything Gwen Stefanie has done outside of “No Doubt” is not really up my alley. Here’s her 27 date tour though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gwen-stefani-plots-this-is-what-the-truth-feels-like-summer-tour-20160418

What album are you waiting for this year? I didn’t know ‘Lacuna Coil’ was even releasing an album this year, that’s pleasant surprise! I’m waiting for that, Third Ion, Into Eternity, Tremonti, maybe Tool & maybe Alter Bridge? Possibly more that I’m forgetting, like I heard mention that Pearl Jam might release a new album?

I never understood the attraction to The Deftones? I do know a handful of friends that enjoy them, even my brother put them on as we drove to Winnipeg. They don’t make me cringe or anything, I’d just never purchase an album of theirs. I don’t do reviews, nor do I listen to Deftones. Here’s a review by Mr. Anthony Fantano.

http://loudwire.com/deftones-no-2-billboard-200-album-chart-gore/

Review on ‘Dust’ album by Tremonti

http://rockrevoltmagazine.com/albu/

I agree! Alter Bridge needs to take advantage of the GNR reunion. Lot’s of free time for singer Myles Kennedy since Slash is busy for a while!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/tremonti_looking_to_take_advantage_of_gnr_reunion_and_put_alter_bridge_in_high_gear.html?no_takeover

I guess today is the 22nd anniversary of “Live” the album “Throwing Copper”. I still like this album!

“Happy 22nd Anniversary Throwing Copper!

List your favorite songs and tag your friends”

Paul McCartney’s first performance of this song in over 50 years

The Agonist shared it. I love this band!

Judas Priest news from the studio.

http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-back-in-studio/

Singer, Brian Johnson, releases statement concerning the AC/DC departure

http://loudwire.com/brian-johnson-statement-acdc-departure/

New record deal in the works for “Alter Bridge”?

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-is-about-to-sign-new-record-deal-says-mark-tremonti/#MfbgYazhd89cpZGl.01

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JUST BECAUSE IT’S HEAVY DOESN’T MEAN I LIKE IT?

I fell asleep to “Zac Brown Band” the album “Jekyll + Hyde” after listening to “The Tea Party” the album “Edges of Twilight”

I exercised to “Led Zeppelin” all of the studio albums & my 3 disc box set on shuffle, didn’t hear my favourite songs though. I did hear their biggest hit though “Stairway to Heaven”, good song I just find it overrated, I still like it though.

Here’s “Stairway to Heaven” for those who don’t know it?

Yes I like pop, rap, hip hop, jazz, some country, but mostly rock & metal. I only know of one person in my life that listens to metal & nothing else. I can’t do that, after a while it’s like “OK, stop screaming at me!” Variety is the spice of life? Take almost everything in small doses? That’s how I take my music. I don’t purchase rap or country music since I know it would be a waste of money since I’d rarely listen to it. Just not my go to music. As long as the individuals enjoy what they’re doing, that’s good enough for me! I don’t have to like it or buy it!

Look at that! The Toronto Blue Jays’ bats sort of woke up last night. It’s like they rolled over & said “5 more minutes mom” as they won 7-2 against the NY Yankees. I think that’s the first time they’ve scored more than 3 runs in a game? They’re only 9 games into the season though 151 games to go!

Article with Trivium!!!

http://www.bluntmag.com.au/interviews/trivium-push-forward/

Really, a graphic novel about Kurt Cobain? Just leave his family & friends alone.

http://loudwire.com/graphic-novel-kurt-cobain-october-2016/

Clutch special for record store day

I’ve had more than enough of the USA’s Presidential campaign. Everything American is shoved down Canadians throats! If their still undecided, then they should miss out. The candidates are so close to making “Yo Mama” jokes at this point.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ice-cube-donald-trump-is-what-americans-love-20160413

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth interview

Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, & At The Drive In form new group. They said Mastodon, I can’t get into them at all! Name is “Gone is Gone”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mastodon-at-the-drive-in-qotsa-members-form-supergroup-gone-is-gone-20160413

Pearl Jam is on tour

http://www.pearljam.com/tour

If you can make it to Orlando, Flo Rida, by July 6th you can attend an “Alter Bridge” listening party for the new album!

https://fret12.com/store/alter-bridge/product/58341846

Your guide to record store day.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/record-store-day-2016-the-ultimate-guide-20160414

Pentatonix shared it……

1 year anniversary for Halestorm’s album “Into The Wild Life”

Chris Henderson tune on iTunes

I’d like to see the new live action “Jungle Book” movie

Reason 958 to not take your cell phone into concert. It bothers other people who’ve paid the same amount as you to actually want to watch the concert. I don’t hate cell phones, I would just like people to think before they video live performance/learn some concert etiquette.

http://loudwire.com/the-story-so-far-singer-dropkicks-fan/

Guitarist, Joe Perry, clarifies Steven Tyler’s comments about an Aerosmith farewell tour.

http://loudwire.com/joe-perry-clarifies-steven-tylers-aerosmith-farewell-tour-comments/

^^Oh, the irony!

36 years ago Iron Maiden released their debut/self titled album.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-debut-album-anniversary/?fb2

3 hours roughly/9 innings, then extra innings if needed. Check the guide on your TV so I can watch the game.

http://www2.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?2nd+inning+of+a+Jays+game+and+the+girl+in+front+of+you+has+an+important+question&id=577650

Axl Rose uses Dave Grohl’s throne

http://www.nme.com/news/guns-n-roses/92969?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-apr-14-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Not only the first time solo but also the first time in 51 years!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/watch-paul-mccartney-play-two-beatles-classics-for-the-first-time-solo?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-apr-14-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Carly Rae Jepsen remix by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New ‘Run Away With Me’ Remixes Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres